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#16 Old 11-13-2011, 05:02 PM
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I'm not, its so hard holding off. But it will be oh so worth it!
My bug is getting resprayed back to a factory finish with income tax money, I hate respraying a rare species but the old paint just has one too many flaws now.

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incorrectly...go on, as you seem to be the only one who sees it.

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Oh, lol. I guess that's a preference thing. Doesn't bother me at all. But it's currently getting a sedan front end, which requires a new front bumper, flared sedan fenders and not required, but for other reasons a new hood.

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you also need sedan front control arms or the track won't be wide enough for the flared fenders

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Badass Brandon. Me likes. I like the headlights and bumper. Actually looked at a wagon for the wife a couple months back.

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Thanks Paul. Matt, I vaguely remember reading that now, I need to look into that. But most guys part lists for the swap just had fenders, bumper, and fender liners. Just about everything I read said mechanics stay the same. Why the control arms? What do you mean track...

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Thanks Paul. Matt, I vaguely remember reading that now, I need to look into that. But most guys part lists for the swap just had fenders, bumper, and fender liners. Just about everything I read said mechanics stay the same. Why the control arms? What do you mean track...
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So the control army necessary so much as they'll help fill out the new Wells and prevent under steer. I plan on getting some positive offset wheels to fill them out as well.

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you don't want to use wheel offsets to fix the issue, it will just accelerate the wear and tear of your wheel bearings

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Good looking out guys. A lot of people don't mention the control arms. Are the half axles going to be long enough if the sedan control arms are longer?

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Ya, they still work from what I read. I'm still not sure why changing only body parts necessitates a mechanical change, other than its the proper way to flush it out I suppose?
But if thats the case then really what you're saying is any positive offset on a stock wagon will wear bearings faster, because my fenders have nothing to do with it. Or am I missing something?

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that and a wider track width helps handling

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It's debatable whether the slightly better grip in corners from the wider track outweighs the higher drag coefficient from the wider fenders. On a road with long straights and sweeping turns, the stock wagon bodywork wins out Now, if you do it up right with sedan rear fenders (and suspension) the coolness factor trumps any areodynamic efficiency lost

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It's debatable whether the slightly better grip in corners from the wider track outweighs the higher drag coefficient from the wider fenders. On a road with long straights and sweeping turns, the stock wagon bodywork wins out Now, if you do it up right with sedan rear fenders (and suspension) the coolness factor trumps any areodynamic efficiency lost
I have seen that done before on a white 06 wagon. Was absolutely beautiful. But Im pretty sure the sedan was more aerodynamically efficient than that wagon, not to mention the wagon weighs more than the sedan from the show room floor. I just remember seeing those numbers some where awhile back. I will try and post up the info if I can find it again.

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wagons have a slightly smaller drag coefficient but they weigh 80lbs more in factory trim

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